Nigeria’s Tallest Man Passes Away after Long Battle with prolonged Illness

Written by on June 15, 2023

Nigeria’s Tallest Man Passes Away after Long Battle with Illness

Nigeria's Tallest Man Passes Away after Long Battle with prolonged Illness

Nigeria’s Tallest Man Passes Away a

In a tragic turn of events, Afeez Oladimeji Agoro, famously known as Nigeria’s tallest man, has passed away at the age of 47. Standing at an astounding height of 7 feet 4 inches, Agoro captivated the nation with his remarkable stature. However, his journey was marred by a prolonged illness that eventually claimed his life. The news of his demise comes as a devastating blow to his family, friends, and countless fans who closely followed his inspiring story.

A Battle with Illness:

Agoro’s health took a turn for the worse, leading to his urgent admission to the hospital on Wednesday, June 14, 2023. Despite the dedicated efforts of medical professionals, he succumbed to complications associated with his condition. It is a heartbreaking loss for those who held hope for his recovery.


Seeking Financial Assistance:

Just a month prior, on May 14, 2023, Agoro made a heartfelt plea for financial assistance. He required ₦‎5 million to undergo a critical ball and socket joint replacement surgery for his chronic hip arthritis. The funds were also intended to cover the subsequent therapy necessary for his rehabilitation. By sharing his struggle and seeking the generosity of others, Agoro hoped to receive the medical care he desperately needed. The community rallied behind him, offering support and contributing towards his treatment expenses.

A Hero’s Battle:

Agoro’s condition, Acromegaly, commonly referred to as gigantism, was first discovered when he was just 19 years old. Throughout his life, he faced the challenges associated with his extraordinary height and the health complications that accompanied it. Despite his trials, Agoro remained an inspiration to many, displaying resilience and strength in the face of adversity.


The Final Chapter:

After months of enduring the limitations of his illness, Agoro breathed his last at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on the evening of June 14, 2023. The exact nature of the unforeseen complications that arose during his hospitalization remains undisclosed. However, it is clear that his condition had profoundly impacted his daily life and ultimately led to his untimely demise.

A Lasting Legacy:

As Nigeria mourns the loss of its tallest man, we extend our deepest sympathies to Agoro’s family and loved ones. His towering presence and indomitable spirit will be remembered by all who were touched by his story. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory serve as a reminder of the strength and resilience of the human spirit.


Afeez Oladimeji Agoro’s passing marks the end of an extraordinary journey that captivated the nation. His towering stature and unwavering determination made him an icon in Nigeria. As we bid farewell to Nigeria’s tallest man, let us honor his memory by cherishing the moments of inspiration he provided and celebrating the indelible mark he left on the hearts of many. Rest in peace, Afeez Oladimeji Agoro.

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